Konami on Leaked MGS 5/Ogre Screens: “Fake Rumours”
Hideo Kojima’s “Project Ogre” may be tied to Metal Gear Sold 5, if you’re to trust the screenshots allegedly leaked from this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. If you trust Konami UK’s Twitter account instead, then it’s bogus.
A behind-closed-doors presentation given by Kojima to developers showing off the Fox Engine did take place, as confirmed by Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski via Twitter:
Just got pulled into a back room at Comic Con by @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN and showed some crazy new secret stuff. Wow.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) July 14, 2012
The leaked screenshots show the Metal Gear 5 logo with the words Open Ground Reconnaissance Endeavour above it — an acronym for OGRE. The official Twitter account of Konami UK initially played along, encouraging healthy speculation, before calling the screenshots “fake rumours.”
— Konami UK (@KonamiUK) July 16, 2012
The screenshots are, at the very least, convincing fakes. Though I suppose it wouldn’t take much effort to mock-up that title screen, then take a photo of it on your computer screen to give it that “I took this picture on-site with a crappy cell phone camera” look.